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Shavuos and Pentecost

May 25, 2012

As I have mentioned previously, the Shavuos and Pentecost holidays, which will start Saturday night and on Sunday respectively, are pretty close to the BLT charter.  Shavuos, the holiday celebrating the receiving of Torah, is often celebrated by staying up all night long studying (tikkun leil shavuos). 

Pentecost, the holiday celebrating communication, is close to our hearts given our interest in translation, and it has its own study traditions! 

And for our secular friends, there are always the attractions of Memorial Day weekend: the beginning to the summer holidays, the parades, the motor races(Indy 500, Coca-Cola NASCAR 600, and Formula One Monaco Grand Prix), the 35th anniversary of Star Wars, and the college graduations .  (If by the way, you are interested in a funny and silly college address, I can recommend this one by Andy Samberg to Harvard students, although it contains a significant amount of vulgar language.)

To all a happy occasion, and apologies in advance if our posting rate slows down (or stops) for the next few days.  I’m sure things will pick up again by middle of next week.

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